Daryl McClure to be recognised

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The City of Greater Bendigo will recognise the community contribution of former Councillor the late Daryl McClure by placing a plaque on a restored heritage fence at the View Street entrance to Rosalind Park.

Daryl McClure was a member of State Parliament for the seat of Bendigo from 1973 to 1982.

He was a Bendigo City Councillor from 1969-1970 and 1993-1994, and a Greater Bendigo Councillor from 1996-2004. served a term as Mayor from 1999-2000.

Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said for many decades Daryl McClure, who passed away in 2015, was a strong advocate for preserving the heritage values of Rosalind Park and was involved in the City’s master planning process for Rosalind Park.

“Council believe it is appropriate to recognise Daryl’s contribution to the community by installing a plaque on the existing heritage, ornamental fence at the entrance to the park he admired and worked hard to protect,” Cr O’Rourke said.

A 100,000 project to restore the heritage fence is scheduled to commence soon and is expected to be completed prior to Easter.

The work includes reconstruction of the section of fence facing View Street including replacement of the sandstone plinth, restoration of steelwork, recasting of some missing and damaged parts and repainting in original heritage colours.

“Now that Council has decided to recognise Daryl McClure with the placement of a plaque we must obtain a Heritage Victoria permit to allow the memorial plaque to be placed on the fence.”

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